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Nursing Studies (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Duration
2 years
Course Type
Part-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2020

About this course

Improve your knowledge and skills to become an expert practitioner on our MSc Nursing Studies degree. During this part-time master’s top-up award you'll gain the skills to appraise and challenge current practice. You’ll develop and lead evidence-based provision services that meets the needs of a modern health and social care service.

If you completed your PG Diploma with us, this master’s course gives you a chance to top up to a master's degree by studying one of the following:

  • MSc Nursing Studies - you can study this if you’ve completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (pre-registration) adult, child or mental health pathways.
  • MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Studies - you can study this if you’ve completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Practice: Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN)

The course is entirely dissertation-based so you’ll get to focus on a single piece of work.

You’ll graduate with improved career options and will get the chance to move into leadership roles or continue your studies at PhD level.

Course lead

Your course lead is Ms Lyn Wilson, a lecturer in a range of topics related to promoting health including:

  • health behaviour change
  • motivational interviewing
  • social capital
  • health promotion theory
  • practice and self-management

Lyn has worked in secondary education and in the NHS as a senior health promotion specialist. She’s also a registered Public Health Practitioner. Find out more on Ms Wilson’s staff profile page.

If you have a question about the course you can contact Lyn directly: lynw@soton.ac.uk

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.

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